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The Triumph of Androgyny

Posted on | November 12, 2012 | 30 Comments

“O wonder! How many goodly creatures are there here! How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world that has such people in it!

Katie Hill and her boyfriend Arin Andrews share a unique bond — they were both born as the opposite sex.
Katie, 18, spent the first 15 years of her life as Luke, son of a Marine colonel, while Arin, 16, was born a girl called  Emerald who excelled at ballet dancing and won beauty contests.
Both struggled with their sexuality all through their childhoods and were teased and bullied but their lives were  changed when they both began hormone therapy and later met at a trans support  group in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and instantly fell in love. . . .
High-school student Arin undergoes  testosterone shots to give him the more masculine shape he’s craved his whole life. Meanwhile high-school graduate Katie, 18, has finished her female hormone course — oestrogen shots — which helped her to  develop natural breasts with no silicone implants.
Katie, who has legally been a female since  she was 15, believes she was born with naturally high levels of oestrogen and  was teased as a boy throughout school for having small AA-cup breasts.
An anonymous donor was so touched by her story they paid for her £25,000 ($40,000) gender reassignment surgery just four  days after her 18th birthday on May 16, 2012.


Welcome to the The Rocky Horror Picture Show as reality.



30 Responses to “The Triumph of Androgyny”

  1. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    November 12th, 2012 @ 2:20 pm

    I personally think this is nutty (or lack of nuts as the case may be), but if they want to pursue it let them do it. The problem is sexuality, orientation and hormones are complicated. Some people do not fit in. But unfortunately, surgery usually does not “fix it.” Again, it should not be state funded, but if switching genders works for you, go for it. At least make them wait till they are 18.

    Larry went to Lana: But it still didn’t stop Cloud Atlas from sucking.

  2. Today Seems To Be Deviant Sexuality Day | That Mr. G Guy's Blog
    November 12th, 2012 @ 2:27 pm

    […] seems to be deviant sexuality day. “O wonder! How many goodly creatures are there here! How beauteous mankind is! O brave new […]

  3. jscroft
    November 12th, 2012 @ 2:33 pm

    Meh. Just don’t make me PAY for it!

  4. K-Bob
    November 12th, 2012 @ 3:43 pm

    What if you were born transgendered, and want to be made into a non-transgendered gender?

    I think they should all have surgery to look like teletubbies.

  5. Quartermaster
    November 12th, 2012 @ 3:49 pm

    Mental illness can not be cured by surgery. There may well be something organic wrong that manifests mentally, but it will not be cured by surgery.

    Any bets that their surgery would be covered by Zer0Care?

  6. Bob Belvedere
    November 12th, 2012 @ 4:29 pm

    SOT, but methinks Tinky Winky should be questioned in the Easy Elmo Case:

  7. Bob Belvedere
    November 12th, 2012 @ 4:30 pm

    I have no doubt such surgery would be. I mean, come on, it’s much more important that these crazy kids get this stuff them letting seniors have chemo!

  8. Rich Vail
    November 12th, 2012 @ 5:34 pm

    Unfortunately, “she” still has a Y chormisome, and “he” still is XX…that, you can never change.

  9. Rich Vail
    November 12th, 2012 @ 5:36 pm

    But you can’t change their DNA…”she” still has that Y chromisome, and “he” still has XX. That is how they are. That is how they shall remain, no matter what damange a surgeon does to the shell.

  10. Rich Vail
    November 12th, 2012 @ 5:37 pm

    No, Evi, it’s not “complicated”. Its really rather simple. XY, or XX, you can’t change the basic building blocks of their identities. You can only “fool” mother nature, you can’t change it.

  11. RichFader
    November 12th, 2012 @ 5:42 pm

    The Gift of the Magi 2012.

  12. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    November 12th, 2012 @ 6:17 pm

    You are right on xy xx, but sexual identity for some people is complicated. Whether it is nuts not (I lean toward the first option) people have the right to screw up their lives. Just not on my nickel.

  13. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    November 12th, 2012 @ 6:18 pm

    Nice! It should be updated to address this!

  14. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    November 12th, 2012 @ 6:20 pm

    In the movie version this transgendered couple can meet at Pete’s Tavern at Gramercy Park.

  15. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    November 12th, 2012 @ 6:21 pm

    But Rich, they are in love! If they want to take a scalpel to their fun parts, who are we to judge.

  16. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    November 12th, 2012 @ 6:23 pm

    You just don’t believe in love, do you?

  17. Wombat_socho
    November 12th, 2012 @ 6:26 pm

    Close the thread; jscroft wins.

  18. keyboard jockey
    November 12th, 2012 @ 6:56 pm

    Is that Lena Dunham does she have a girlfriend now? Bless her heart advertising about her

  19. trangbang68
    November 12th, 2012 @ 7:34 pm

    And you tell me over and over again , my friend
    You don’t believe
    We’re on the eve of destruction

  20. trangbang68
    November 12th, 2012 @ 7:37 pm

    Why didn’t they surgically implant Katie’s thingamabob in the appropriate place on Arin’s anatomy? It would be kind of like Mr. Potatohead for reals.

  21. Carabec
    November 12th, 2012 @ 9:11 pm

    Trans Gender surgery is to be paid for by San Fracisco Taxpayers!

  22. Christy Waters
    November 12th, 2012 @ 10:25 pm

    Just… ewwww.

  23. Bob Belvedere
    November 13th, 2012 @ 8:14 am

    That could have lead to a pron career for both of ’em!

  24. Rich Vail
    November 13th, 2012 @ 6:04 pm

    On that we can both agree!

  25. Rich Vail
    November 13th, 2012 @ 6:05 pm

    I’m not judging, just stating an unalterable scientific fact.

  26. edge_of_the_sandbox
    November 14th, 2012 @ 1:15 am

    It’s now free in Sf, covered by the City.

  27. edge_of_the_sandbox
    November 14th, 2012 @ 1:17 am

    I’m pretty sure they will at some point be able to “fix” it through gene therapy.

  28. WyBlog - Defining deviancy as normal, three examples
    November 14th, 2012 @ 8:49 am

    Defining deviancy as normal, three examples…

    Because sometimes, serendipity strikes. Girl who was boy meets boy who was girl. It’s love at first hormone shot. Or as Stacy McCain calls it, The Rocky Horror Picture Show as reality television….

  29. Bob Belvedere
    November 14th, 2012 @ 10:33 am


    These two want to engage in a massive denial of Reality. Their surgeries will not solve their psychological problems. This is why John Hopkins stopped performing such surgeries in the 1980’s.

  30. Bob Belvedere
    November 14th, 2012 @ 10:34 am

    More likely The Ramrod Room.